Tottenham Hotspur are leading the chase for Burnley striker Danny Ings, ahead of a series of Premier League rivals for his signature, as reported by the Lancashire Telegraph.
The talented forward’s contract with the Lancashire club expires at the end of the season, and Burnley risk losing him for nothing, aside from independently decided compensation, if that comes about.
With the likes of Southampton, West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle United and European duo Wolfsburg and Ajax all chasing Ings, the likelihood of him agreeing a new deal has diminished considerably.
Spurs are hopeful that a bid for him during January will allow them to steal a march on the other sides.
The White Hart Lane club could even make a move for him prior to the game against Queens Park Rangers at home.
Burnley would likely not accept less than £4 million for Ings, but might be tempted to hold onto him, given that Premier League survival could depend on his goalscoring talents from now until the end of the season.
Southampton are set to challenge Arsenal for the signature of Porto midfielder Juan Quintero, as reported by the Daily Star.
Quintero was regularly linked to the Gunners last summer, and was thought to be high on his list of possible targets for a transfer.
However, a deal was never pushed through, and Southampton, who are challenging the north London side for a place in the Champions League next season, are now keen on snapping up the Colombian international, who impressed heavily at the World Cup in Brazil.
Quintero is believed to be valued at around £16 million by his current club, the Portuguese giants Porto.
Ronald Koeman might only push through a move for him in the summer, however, with the knowledge that he might have to rebuild his side if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
The likes of Morgan Schneiderlin and Nathaniel Clyne, integral players at St Mary’s, have all been eyed up by some of the Premier League’s bigger sides.
Manchester United have been told that they will have to pay a staggering £15.6 million if they want to bring Wesley Sneijder to the Premier League in the January transfer window.
This is according to the midfielder’s agent Guido Albers, who has revealed that a move is therefore unlikely to happen.
The Istanbul side are refusing to release Sneijder unless a club meets the release clause in his contract, which means Galatasaray would be forced to accept the bid.
While Albers is therefore convinced that a move is not likely, he has accepted that should Man Utd make the right bid, he will see his talented client move abroad.
“The Galatasaray board told me that they won’t sell Sneijder,” he told Bugun TV.
“Wesley loves Galatasaray and the fans. Both he and his wife Yolanthe want to stay in Istanbul.
“If there is a club interested him, they have to negotiate with the Galatasaray board, not with me.
“Also, any club who wants him will have to pay the £15.6m release clause in his contract. Not £4m, £8m or £10m.”
The Old Trafford club are said to have been chasing him since the summer transfer window, with Louis van Gaal having worked closely with him for the Dutch national side.
They may yet face competition from Southampton, who are also thought to be interested.